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Timothy Widman

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Attorney Timothy Widman founded the Law Offices of Timothy D. Widman with the goal of providing the best possible legal representation available anywhere. The mission of the firm is to provide clients both the personalized experience typical of smaller firms with the resources and expertise commonly associated with bigger firms. Attorney Timothy Widman combines trial advocacy skills - honed in his previous life as a civil litigator - with years of business immigration and corporate immigration law experience to resolve his clients’ cases with speed and efficiency. The firm’s location near the heart of Silicon Valley and within walking distance of the Cupertino Civic Center reflects its commitment to serving the high tech community.

Attorney Timothy Widman's practice includes: business immigration, employment-based immigration, family immigration and naturalization and citizenship cases.

Attorney Timothy Widman received his Bachelor’s degree in English, with Honors, from Vassar College in 1991. He earned his law degree from Tulane University Law School and was admitted to the California Bar in 1997. He has actively participated in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and was elected Chapter Chair of the AILA Santa Clara Valley Chapter in 2015. Attorney Timothy Widman has served on AILA’s Ethics Committee and contributed articles and delivered presentations on immigration law and ethics at AILA conferences. Attorney Timothy Widman has also held positions of leadership with the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce, where he was its VP of Legislative Action Committee (LAC). He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Cupertino Library Foundation (CLF). He volunteers his time as a fee arbitrator for the Santa Clara County Bar Association. His personal interests include running, tennis and reading

Admitted

  • California, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2010

Education

  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., Certificate in Environmental Law, 1996
  • Vassar College, B.A., English, general honors/departmental honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1991

Associations and memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Honors & Accolades

  • 10.0 "Superb" Avvo rating
  • Chapter Excellence Award - American Immigration Lawyers Association 2016
  • Cal Lubran Award Certificate of Appreciation - Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley 2014

Publications & Conferences

  • AILA Insight (2017) - Proceed Carefully with Third-Party Fee Arrangements
  • Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association MCLE Presenter Conference (2017) - Naturalization
  • Half-Day CLE Conference (2017) - California Ethics Rules Update
  • Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law, Guidance and Tips for Successful Practice, 2016-2017 Edition, American Immigration Lawyers Association (2016) - How to Roll the Dice in Sticky Situations: The Ethical Implications of Immigration Fees and Costs Covered by Companies and Employees (w/ Scott F. Cooper & L. John Russo)
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association MCLE Seminar Conference (2016) - The Art of Billing
  • 28th Annual AILA California Chapters Conference Handbook (2015) - Ethics for Immigration Attorneys in California (w/ Eric R. Deitz)
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association (2015) - Fee Arbitration Workshop Video
  • Sunnyvale Cupertino Bar Association MCLE Presenter Conference (2014) - Update on Immigration Law

Clients Tell their Stories

  • He guides you through everything and makes everything straightforward [as to] what is needed and what is required.

    “Excellent service [,] he'll help you [from] day one all the way until your case is complete. He guides you through everything and makes everything straightforward [as to] what is needed and what is ...”

  • I honestly could not have done it without you. I appreciate the time you gave me.

    “Where do I begin?! THANK YOU!!! Thank you so much for all your advice and assistance. I am not sure if you realize how much you helped me during the months of November-January. I honestly could not ...”

  • I very much appreciate your guidance as does everyone in the office.

    “I want to express my sincere appreciation for your efforts and help with [name redacted]'s situation. Thank you for helping [name of organization redacted]. I very much appreciate your guidance as ...”

  • Thanks to Mr. Widman I now have the opportunity to do the things I could not have done before and I am very excited about that.

    “I found Mr. Widman through a website that had many other lawyers around my area. I decided to contact him because he had excellent reviews. I was applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ...”

  • We thank our lucky stars that we had this attorney to work with and to guide us through the intimidating process of adjustment to permanent residency.

    “My wife and I had a 100% positive experience working with our attorney, Tim Widman, who was very supportive and motivational during the process of filing the I-485, application to adjust for permanent ...”

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Results that Speak for Themselves

  • Contributed numerous hours of pro bono services to local, community-based organizations
  • Persuaded U.S. Department of State to withdraw its finding of inadmissibility
  • Persuaded USCIS to retract notice of rescission of adjustment of status and to approve related citizenship application
  • Secured certification of helpfulness to law enforcement for U visa petitioner
  • Secured multiple grants of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Secured post-conviction relief in state court which became basis for successfully terminating removal proceedings.
  • Successfully moved to reopen (Form I-290B) USCIS denial of application of Form I-485
  • Successfully obtained approval of employment-based adjustment of status application under AC21
  • Successfully obtained H-1B petition approval for change of employer and extension of status under AC21
  • Successfully obtained I-601 waivers of inadmissibility
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